Our evaluation of the Springboard Programme has been published.
On behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) we reviewed the operation of the programme over a two year period. Our findings have informed a new £10.4 million youth unemployment initiative in the Humber.
We’ve published our report on the Lincolnshire Wellbeing Service.
On behalf of the Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) we undertook an evaluation of the Service. The findings were used by LILP to chart progress and plan for future activities.
We helped communities, businesses and stakeholders come together to produce a plan for their coastal area.
The plan sets out what needs to be done to tackle some of the challenges facing the local area – capturing the untapped potential of established projects as well as new ideas.
We have produced a Strategy for a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG). .
The strategy covers 14 settlements from North Shields to Berwick-upon-Tweed; covering a distance of 65 miles, a population of 88,000 and employing over 150 people directly in the fishing industry. In 2016, the FLAG was awarded £800,000 from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to support fishermen and associated businesses.
We produced a report on the Fisheries Animateur in Cornwall.
The Animateur works with coastal communities across Cornwall to develop projects that help sustain the fishing industry. This report considers the social value from the project development work undertaken to support applicants. This analysis shows a return of £5.45 for every £1.00 invested in the programme.
We produced a strategy for a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) covering Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
The strategy includes a socio-economic analysis of the coastal areas, an overview of the community consultation that took place, a SWOT analysis, and some indicative programme activity. In July 2011, the FLAG was awarded £1,139,000 from the European Fisheries Fund.
The Day of the Region initiative in Dumfries and Galloway has been running since 2011. It is a community capacity building programme that brings together a range of groups and businesses on an annual basis.
We undertook an evaluation of the initiative – looking at the process and impact of programme activities and measuring the difference it made to participants.
We produced a strategy for Leicestershire County Council and a Local Action Group to deliver LEADER.
Approximately £1.5 million is available to provide grants to small businesses and communities in East Leicestershire between 2015 and 2020.
We produced a evaluation of the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme.
The report follows a logic path through the evidence – considering the research that was undertaken to produce the Local Development Strategy through to the outputs, outcomes and strategic added value delivered by the programme.
We produced a report for East Midlands Council to help Local Authorities improve their economic development practice and learn from each other.
This study highlights how the recession and economic downturn placed financial pressure on Councils, and led communities and businesses to place increasing demands on services. At the same time, it draws attention to the huge range and variety of activities undertaken by Councils to respond.